Secondary batteries powered by forced ionisation

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SECONDARY batteries normally store energy by accumulation of electrode products formed by electron transfer, that is, production of a reducing agent at one electrode and an oxidising agent at the other electrode. I have demonstrated a storage battery concept that depends on the energy associated with ionisation of slightly dissociated compounds, for example, forcing the equilibrium H2OH++OH to the right stores energy. A cell for recovery of this energy as electricity is described here. De Körösy and Zeigersen have mentioned the possibility of a primary battery based on these principles1.

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RAMP, F. Secondary batteries powered by forced ionisation. Nature 278, 335–337 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1038/278335a0

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